10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cairo

1
night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip builder site.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get slightly colder in Selcuk: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then walk around Pamukkale Natural Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Natural Park ©
Pamukkale Natural Park

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 9th (Wed), stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip site.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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